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President Obama's Reddit AMA: The numbers are in, and they're huge

When President Obama took to Reddit for his "Ask Me Anything" session this week, he pretty much immediately brought down the site. Visitors trying to read the president's answers to questions posed by the Reddit community were, for a time, greeted with this: 

Reddit recovered, though, and was able to host an event that represented an escalation not just in terms of traffic, but in terms of public credibility. The president's AMA, Reddit announced today, is now "the only link in recorded history to have surpassed the front page." Below, some of those numbers:

  • Unique visitors to Reddit before the AMA began: 518,312 
  • Unique visitors to Reddit during the first hour of the AMA: 865,092
  • Active concurrent visitors during the peak of the AMA: 198,000
  • Pageviews received on the day of the AMA: 2,987,307
  • Pageviews per minute during the AMA: 100,000+
  • Total pageviews received so far (as of 9 am EST on August 31): 5,280,441

Read more at The Atlantic.

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